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traffic stop and a car crash miles from where george floyd was killed nearly one year ago. authorities say the officers weren't wearing body cameras. his mother says she spoke to her son moments before he was killed. and this morning a accomplish fired in virginia over a controversial arrest all captured on video. a u.s. army officer is now sueing two accomplishes there for pointing their guns at him, pepper spraying him, and pushing him to the ground during a traffic stop. the officer said he was pulled over for a missing license plate on his new suv, but, in fact, there was one taped right to the back. more on that in a moment. let's begin with breaking news. cnn's adrienne broad does joins us live from brooklyn center, manassas. for people who aren't familiar, it's so close to downtown minneapolis where the derek chauvin trial is taking place, just miles away. >> reporter: pop y about ten
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miles away, and this is sadly familiar. here in the twin cities, we've been here before. up until six months ago i lived here for sichb years. businesses with broken glass. behind me, the t-mobile. it reminds me of the same images we saw following the killing of george floyd, but this time a black 20-year-old shot and killed by police officers in brooklyn center, and what exactly happened is still unclear. outrage and frustration in brooklyn center, minnesota, with crowds gatherings and protests in the death of daunte wright, an officer shooting the 20-year-old during a traffic stop sunday. police say they were attempting to arrest the man after determining he had outstanding warrants, and he got back into his car. >> one officer had fired a weapon, striking the driver. the vehicle continued and eventually crashed. medical resources were then
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deployed to the scene to aid the people in both the vehicle that was crashed into and the original group. the driver of the vehicle was deceased. >> reporter: authorities say wright died at the scene of the crash, his mother arriving there afternoon the incident, saying he called her when he was pulled over shortly before 2:00 p.m. >> he said he was getting pulled ore over by the police, and i said, why did you get pulled over. he said he got pulled over because he had air fresheners hanging from the rearview mirror. >> reporter: according to the brooklyn center police, body cameras and dam cam videos were used. >> it's too early for us to make any real comment on it. >> reporter: tension growing in the city overnight, officers deploying tear gas on protesters outside the brooklyn center police department. in anticipation of more unrest today, the state deploying more
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law enforcement officials in the greater minneapolis area. >> what you do will see is a greater law enforcement presence, a greater national guard presence. >> reporter: and right now you'll see members of the national guard and officers with the brooklyn center police department redirecting traffic. they've used their vehicles to block people from entering the shopping center where the looting took place overnight. there's so much hurt in this community and frustration as we enter the third week of the derek chauvin trial. some folks i talked to yesterday said, you know, this officer-involved shooting here in brooklyn center happened around the time some people were learning about that army lieutenant who was pulled over, pepper sprayed, and held at gunpoint. so all of that frustration is building up or has built up, anden then keep in mind, poppy and john, for the last two weeks, folks have watched the chauvin trial play out on live
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television, and it resumes in a few hours here. later today we're expected to hear from a medical doctor who was supposed to testify on friday as well as possibly today or later this week, a member of george floyd's family. john? >> adrienne brobroaddus, it's gt to have you there. it's also chilling to see the national guard vehicles which have now been deployed after a night of unrest there. stand by for us. don't go far. we'll have more to talk about. as adrienne pointed out, there's a different police scrutiny going on this morning. a virginia officer has been fired over the black and hispanic army lieutenant who had guns pointed at him and was pepper sprayed. the army officer is suing over the incident which was captured
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on remarkable video. >> reporter: we don't know exactly when officer joe gutierrez was fired, but his termination happened after it was found internal department policy wasn't followed. the other officer is still employed with the windsor, virginia, police. we've had to watch this many times to put the story together and it does not get any easier. viewers should know this video can be disturbing to watch. 6:30 p.m. december 5th, 2020, lieutenant caron nazario driving in his army fatigues through a small town in windsor, virginia, saw flashing lights in his rearview mirror. he wasn't sure why he was being pulled over. he slowed down and put his
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blinker on showing his intent to pull over, but he didn't do so. he later explained it was to drive to a well l-lit area. >> turn your vehicle off and put your hands out the window. >> reporter: nazario started recording and put his hands out of the window. turns out officer crocker had not seen the temporary license plate taped to the back of the window. seeing tinted windows and a driver not stopping right away, crocker decided it was a high-risk traffic stop, but this was never explained to nazario who continued to ask why he was being pulled over. >> what's going on? >> how many occupants are in your vehicle? >> it's only myself. why are your weapons drawn? >> get out of the car now. >> i'm serving for the country and this is how i'm treated? >> i'm a veteran now. get out of the car.
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>> reporter: body camera shows officer gutierrez getting out of the car, gun drawn, unfastening what was the velcro. >> i have not committed any crimes. >> you're not cooperating. at this point you're under arrest -- you're being detained -- >> for a traffic violation? i do not have to get out of the vehicle. you haven't even told me why i'm being dropped. >> reporter: about two or three minutes in, officer crocker tried to open the driver's door. he wrote, when i attempted to unlock and open the driver's door, the driver assaulted myself by striking my hand and pulling my hand away. but in the body camera footage, cr nazario is not seen striking anyone.
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he was told to obey the command or o he would be sprayed. no warnings were heard. nazario was sprayed without having been told exactly what he was being pulled over for. >> that's [ bleep ] up. that's [ bleep ] up. >> get out of the car now. >> i am can't reach my seatbelt. >> get out of the car now. you've made this way more difficult than it had to be. >> can you please talk to me about what's going on? can you please talk to me about what's going on? why am i being treated like this? why? >> because you're not cooperating. >> the officers handcuffed nazario and stood him back up. he told them his dog was in the back seat and choking from the person spray. medics arrived and the conversation mellowed. nazario explained why he didn't immediately pull over. >> i am was pulling over to a well-lit airy for my safety and yours. i have respect for law
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enforcement. >> reporter: but gutierrez said that wasn't the problem. >> with the media relations and escalation of law enforcement, i get it. it happens all the time. it happens to me a lot. 80% of the time, not always but 80% of the time it's a minority. >> reporter: while the officers couldn't understand why nazario couldn't get out of the car as instructed, nazario said he didn't know why he was being stopped. >> i never looked out the window and saw guns immediately. >> reporter: gutierrez eventually told nazario he had a conversation with the chief of police and was giving him the option to let this all go. >> there's no need to put this on your record. i don't want it on your record, however, if you want to fight and argue -- i have respect for you, okay? you have that right as a citizen if that's what you want. we'll charge you. it doesn't change my life one
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way either way. >> you just heard him say it doesn't change his life either way. that was adjuster joe gutierrez who has since been fired. cnn has not been able to reach him or the other officer in this case. it's not clear if they have legal representation for this lawsuit. now virginia state police are investigating at the request of the windsor chief of police as well as the direction of the virginia governor. john. >> natasha chen for us with that story. natasha thank you so much for that story. joining us is cedric alexander, former president of the organization of black law enforcement specialists and also civil rights attorney areva martin. i want to go back to what we're seeing this morning. brooklyn center, ten miles from where derek chauvin is on trial and 20-year-old daunte wright was killed, cedric, in an encounter with police.
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to be completely transparent, we don't have too many details yet. we know he was pulled over. his mother said it was because of air fresheners dangling from his rearview mirror. we don't have details from the police. but we hear he was shot after apparently trying to get back into his car and the initial encounter with the police. what questions do you have this morning about the incident? >> certainly, this is very early in the investigation, and i think we have to wait till we can garner more information hopefully from the city and from the chief because i think as soon as they can tell us more, it's going to mean a lot to that community and the country at large. but for me the question is even he knew, the subject knew, the deceased knew he had a warrant, got into his car. what was the reason for the shots being fired by the officer. that is the question that's going to need to be answered. was he reaching for a weapon? was a weapon in the vehicle? there's no report that we know
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of at this moment. there was a weapon that was there in possession of the victim who was killed in this case. so those are the primary questions -- the primary question i think people are going to want answered. here's the bigger thing, john. if we consider in light of where we are in this country right now, they're sitting right in the middle of the epicenter of this trial. and then you have the incident with the army lieutenant. and just the ongoing disturbance and separation that's going on in this country, it's a real volatile situation and it's very scary to all people. it should be to all american issues because we've got issues we need to deal with. >> to the broad picture, areva, and how it ties into the chauvin
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trial, you're an attorney, you see the cameras in the courtroom and brooklyn center is on the periphery of minneapolis. how does this play into the chauvin trial? some of them may live in brooklyn center. it's very close. >> the reality is some of them may live in the community, but also there's the potential they'll hear of the news. it's going to be national news for the next several days if not weeks, so this judge has to be concerned about things they may take in and mr. writght's murde. they have to look at the facts
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and evidence presented in trial, but we know jurors are humans and they do get access to information. this jury only has 14 members. this judge can't allow -- he's not in a position to lose but two of these jurors. so there's going to be a real tightrope that this judge has to walk in order to keep this jury in place so that there's not a mistrial called with respect to the derek chauvin matter. it's very disturbing, very frustrating. there's going to be lots of protests happening in the community, and inevitably, it's go going to impact the jury. >> again, we still need to hear the details of what happened in brooklyn center. but, areva, the context of what happened, the broader national context is the derek chauvin trial, is what happened to george floyd, is what happened to lieutenant nazario in virginia. when you see that -- we do have the details on that. we have seen the video now. what jumps out at you?
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>> how disturbing this is, john. that video with that -- you know, that army lieutenant, is incredibly disturbing. when you listen to the conversation and the conversation the officer is having, justifying his conduct, that's really repulsive to me. have a national crisis, public health crisis with respect to african-american men in particular, but it also happens to women. we need to bring to bear national resources at the highest level because i don't know how much more this country, communities like minneapolis, communities like virginia can take when they see these interactions with accomplishes an african-americans played out over and over again. we know statistically african-americans are more likely to die from encounters with police than their white peers, and the question i think
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everyone is asking, when does this stop. >> areva martin, cedric alexander, thank you both very much. you said something jumped out when you were waffling it. when the lieutenant said, i'm afraid to get out of the car, the officers say -- >> yeah. you should be. i think that's going to get a lot of attention. he said, you should be scared to get out of your car. >> remarkable to see all that. again, we're following the breaking news out of michigan all morning long -- out of minnesota all morning long. meanwhile in michigan t governor there making an urgent plea to the white house as covid cases push hospitals to their limit. we're going to speeng to a doctor on the front lines of the nation's clear hot spot next. my garden brings us together. my garden is my therapy. find more ways to grow at miracle-gro.com.
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michigan's governor is urging the white house to surge vaccine doses to that state as michigan copes with a sharp increase in new coronavirus cases.
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you can see by the chart right there, hospitalizations, the chart looks even worse with total hospitalizations reaching the all-time high we saw just before christmas. joining us now, cnn legal analyst and also david miller, the university of michigan health system. doctor, let me start with you we see the charts looking bad with cases and hospitalizations going up. what do the cases look like on the ground to you? >> thank you. i'd like to start by recognizing that it's difficult to fully skprens the courage and commitment and resolve of our teams here over the last year as we've taken care of patients throughout multiple surges of the pandemic both here at university of michigan medicine and health care workers across the country. i would say that we've learned a lot about caring for patients with covid-19. we have more testing.
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we have more personal protective equipment. we have better therapeutics and the remarkable promise of the vaccine. at the same time on the front lines, our teams are tired if not exhausted. it's difficult to face these circumstances yet again. nonetheless, i know our teams are strong and resolute and although it's challenging, we're prepared to come together and take care of our patients and each other. we're seeing younger patients admitted to the hospital. we're seeing perhaps more symptoms associated with the varjts and all of this is requiring the best of us to come together. as you mentioned in the opening, we see the promise of more vaccinations as an important part of the pandemic. >> given what we've seen laid out, you think it's mistake of
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president biden not to surge vaccine doses into michigan right now. >> that's right, poppy. a core principle in public health is to target resources where they are needed the most. that actually is the definition of equity. it's not to spread out the resources evenly everywhere. it's to go to areas of greatest need where it they're hardest hit. right now, there are localized hot spots. there are also parts of the country not using up their entire vaccine allocation and so it makes common sense and, frankly, scientific and public health sense to redistribute those resources. that's the kind of plan we need going forward especially coming into the summer and fall where we're going to see these localized regional outbreaks and the federal government needs to come up with a plan how to surge those resources including a vaccine allocation. >> the governor of michigan is
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calling for a voluntary dialing back among people, stop going to restaurants, but she's not going to impose, it doesn't sound like, new restrictions on people wrchlt is this headed, do you think? what happened over the next couple of weeks? >> thank you. we're very aware of the policy conversations and the state's recommendation for a two-week voluntary recess in activities. within the health care delivery system, we remain focused on the issue we can most directly influence and control, but continuing health efforts of wearing masks, social distancing, avoiding large indoor gatherings, hand hygiene, these are critical elements with very to continue. at the same time, the importance of vaccinations, increasing the supply of vaccines, we're
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supportive of it given the circumstances and making vaccines easy to access and ensuring the distribution is equitable and we're meeting our communities and patients where they are. these are the critical strategies we're focused on every day as we continue to care for patients and hospitals throughout the state. >> you know, dr. wen, to dr. miller's point about getting vaccinated, where do you fall when it comes to allowing people to get vaccinated without making an appointment. if you look at michigan, should they make a move the allow folks to get a vaccination without making that appointment? >> yes. we should make every effort to make vaccinations possible.
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that includes making vaccines available wherever people are. we need to go to people, whether it's mobile outreach, having public clinics in churches, businesses, and schools, and also as you were saying, poppy, making sure people can get the vaccine, not having to make appointments and trying to figure out how to make appointments online but walking in. studies have shown that when you make walk-in appointments, that helps to reduce the disparities gap. >> dr. wen, dr. miller, thank you both for being with us this morning. >> thank you. ahead, republican congressman matt gaetz resisting calls to resign amid allegations of sex trafficking. has he lost isthe support of hi good friend former president trump? our reporting is next. thank you! hey, hey, no, no limu, no limu! only pay for what you need.
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aids told trump not to, quote, not to stick his neck out for matt gaitsz. he's denied all the accusations. joining us now is a washington correspondent for "the new york times." good morning, maggie. i think the bigger picture or question here is, you know, yes, maybe it's only adam kinzinger calling out that matt gaetz should resign, but how long can republicans stay quiet on this? >> i think that's right, erica. republicans don't want to be right on this. they have a chance to take back the house in 2022. they don't want to have to be responding to the controversy involving matt gaetz. they don't want to be defending him now. i can't speak to whether there was an attempt to set up a meeting but i know the former president's advisers have been telling him for a while to stay away from the gaetz matter, to not defend him. his first impulse was to defend
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him and he was talked out of that by a number of aides. he's so far don't that. we'll see what happens as we keep on going. >> with respect to republicans not wanting to deal with it lrk it ooh talk about what happened this weekend in florida where the former president spoke. what received a lot of attention is he went south on mitch mcconnell and said mean things about the senate minority leader, but the former president was praising the insurrection, was bragging about the large crowds there, was continuing the big lie about the election. and i know, maggie, from your reporting, there are a lot of republicans who felt really deeply uncomfortable with this. >> there were particularly republican donors at this dinner -- it was a donor dinner, not an rnc dinner. there were donors who were uncomfortable with the way the former president went off mcconnell. look.
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he went after mcconnell. he went after mike pence even while claiming he likes mike pence, he talks about he should have had the clinical courage to overtutt the election results or not confirm biden's win on january 6th when biden's life was threatened that president trump was praising. what i found is they were quiet and in some cases chuckling about it in the case of john thune by saying it's not helpful, but nobody wants to take this head-on. it reminds me of 2015 when donald trump was reading lindsey graham's cellphone out loud at an event and people were either turning it into a joke or laughing. the party doesn't know what to do, and they're stuck right now in this vice that president trump has them in. >> it is interesting that the vice grip is so tight given that he's not still the prpt.
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ev even he was dismissed from his job, he wouldn't recognize it. the numbers ss a ss are scary. 60%, maggie, of republican voters think the election was stolen from donald trump. those are astonishing and terrifying numbers. >> look. these voters believe this because president trump said from the bully pulpit this election is rigged, this election is a fraud. he did this again on saturday night, this is a rigged election. you will continue hearing that and you will continue to have an erosion of confidence in not just the election results but in joe biden's presidency among some republicans, not all. i do think it's worth noting
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that president biden's rating was higher than former president trump's. he has's had a durable impact in seeping into his electoral doubts about the presidency, which was the goal of some and why some people did not object louder when he was doing what he was doing in terms of trying to cast down on the election results. they liked the idea of trying to hobble joe biden. this is more than hobbling him. this is increasing distrust in democracy. >> maggie, the president, joe biden, is meeting with some republicans in this bipartisan group in the white house to discuss infrastructure today. you know, infrastructure -- there were many infrastructure weeks on the schedule in the last administration. there is this notion there does appear to be bipartisan support
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on. is there an extent in which the biden administration is dictating the playing field? as long as the deal involves the infrastructure, they're in a decent place. >> i am a little more skeptical. i think we've seen biden is trying to redefine what bipartisan means. he tends to look at it as getting a chunk of republican voters and sort of if we have to go it alone without lawmakers on the republican side, so be it. i think there are aspect os thf plan that appeal to republicans. i don't think the way it is right now they'll be able to get enough votes, but i think biden is setting the goalposts very far and on his way back hrk e may be able to get compromise. what scared chuck schumer back in 2017 when he was in the minority senate and trump was
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first elected he was afraid trump was going to do an infrastructure plan because it is popular with voters, and trump never did that, and biden is sticking to a course that is smarter. >> that history is very interesting in this context. maggie haberman, great to have you with us. thanks so much. >> thanks, guys. so this is something that bears washing for sure. the russian military buildup on the border with ukraine, raising major concerns with possible fighting. cnn has an exclusive report from the front lines next. with armor all, a little bit of this... ...protects you... ...from a lot of that. keep your car cleaner longer. armor all extreme shield plus ceramic.
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will be consequences for aggressive behavior. we now have exclusive news from the front line. matthew. >> reporter: incredible actually to tour the muddy trenches on the front lines of ukraine. with the president of the country, we spoke at length about the sight of his troops and the buildup across the border and, of course, what the united states needs to do to help bring an end to this conflict. to the front lines in eastern ukraine, the simmering conflict with russian-backed rebels, once again, the focus of u.s. concern. as tensions with russia ratchet higher, cnn has gained unprecedent access to the ukrainian president, a carefully planned troop visit flying fast and low to avoid ground fire.
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it's been a long time now. >> yes. >> how are the soldiers? are they holding up or tired? >> they're tired, of course. it's longer than the second world war. you see that. and it's terrible. >> reporter: longer than the second. but with its complex network of dank, muddy trenches, this so-called line of contact in some places just a few dozen yards from the enemy looks more like the first world war. i mean we've entered these trenches dug along the front line. i tell you, it's like being thrown back to the early 20th century and the great war because i've not seen anything like this in modern warfare.
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but this is modern. the reality of confrontation with moscow and its proxies. is there a chance that the russians could be planning an invasion? >> of course. of course. we know it. beginning from 2014, we know it can be -- it can be anywhere each day. it can be. so they're ready. but we are also ready because we're on our land in our territory. >> reporter: this is why ukraine, the u.s., and the western allies are so alarmed amid growing tensions, a dramatic buildup of russian forces near the ukrainian border. and in this area, military hardware being transported by rail toward the border. ukrainian military officials
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tell cnn they estimate more than 50,000 russian troops. moscow says it's just an exercise, not a threat. but back at the line of contact, there's already been a deadly upsurge in sniper fire. more than 20 soldiers killed, say ukrainian officials, so far this year. and out here, even the president runs the gauntlet. we're going to run for it, right. >> yes. run, run. >> come on. let's go. so we're very close now, aren't we, to the separatists. >> yep. >> that was amazing. so we've come so close now to
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the front line between ukrainian forces and the russian-backed separatists. president zelensky and i just had to run through the open ground to get to this cover because the situation is so volatile, so potentially dangerous here. elected two years ago on a promise of ending this conflict, something he's failed to achieve, president zelensky says he risks these hot spots as he calls them to show his front line soldiers they have political support. but what ukraine really needs, he says, is more assistance from washington, more weapons, more money, and krushly more backing to join nato, the western military alliance, supportive words from president biden biden, he says, are simply no longer enough. >> ukraine need more than
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>> can i ask a follow-up? you understand if ukraine were to be given nato membership, that might make the country even worse. it would infuriate -- >> i can tell you. i can answer you. maybe you are right. but what now is going on? what we do here, what our people do here, they fight. so what can be in the future? i don't know. but we have independence and we decide where to be or where not to be. to be or not to be. you remember shakespeare. >> reporter: that is, as they say, the question. rather how much support can the ukraine ian president expect in the running drama being played out in this theater of war. john, even the prospect of ukraine moving a little bit
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closer to nato membership is something the russians have made clear they're fundamentally opposed to. just a few days ago, the foreign ministry spokeswoman saying the potential membership, even that could have this, irreversible consequences, she said, for ukraine's status. if that's not a threat, john, i don't know what is. >> matthew, i have to say, poppy and i are here watching this and our eyes are popping out of our heads. i can't believe you were running through trenches and on the front lines with the president of ukraine during this running interview. it was remarkable seeing. that clearly he wants the world to see what's going on now. that's what he gets out of it. what's russia doing? why is russia doing now this buildup? >> reporter: that's a good question, unfortunately not with a definite answer because russia doesn't make clear what it's doing. what they say officially is it's military exercises, it's not a
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threat to anyone, there's nothing to see here basically. but we know from past experience, russia often uses military adventures to distract those from home. it could also be a message to washington. remember, there are particularly tense relations between russia and the united states at the moment, sanction over hacking, over the treatment of alexei navalny, the opposition figure it. was only a couple of weeks ago biden called putin a killer, and he absolutely hated that. so this could be a kremlin test, if you like, of the biden administration's resolve, to see how they're going to react. >> president zelensky bringing you along seems to be a way to communication to the united states and around the world what he wants. says he wants nato membership. what is the u.s. saying about this, and what besides this would ukraine want from thehe
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u.s.? >> they want nato membership. are they going to get it? probably not. because we discuss aboutprosecu. ukraine want weapons, one patriot said we want patriot missile systems. we want to be seen as the eastern outpost of democracy, sort of front line in this sort of more general back wall against the russian plate. that's how they want to be perceived and that's what they're asking the united states and other allies to treat them as. >> remarkable reporting. rung on the front lines, thank you so much for that work. you and your crew, well done. some of the country's largest corporations are taking a stand in support of voting rights. details, new details on what they are planning next.
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welcome to "new day." leading ceos are leaning into the fight for voting rights. over the weekend, over 100 leaders talked about pushing back against the effort in dozens of states to restrict voting ac session on the table, ending restrictive voting measures. meeting now with lynn forceer rothschild, she is co-founder of the group. this follows those 72 black lawmakers penning a letter to their fellow ceos, excuse me, black business leaders penning a letter to fellow ceos saying you need to stand up, you need to do more. let me begin with the question, what are the corporate ceos in the biggest corporations in the country going to do about this? >> well, thank you for having me, poppy. and thank you for covering this story that started in georgia. but georgia is really just the
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canary in the coal mine. as you indicated, dozens of states have proposed legislation that would restrict voting access and, first of all, fair and open access to voting is not antithetical to trusted and secure elections. in fact, it's fundamental and as business leaders and as investors and, for that matter, as consumers and as employees, we should understand that a stable society is in the interest of business and when businesses ac against restrictive voting, we are all acting as patriots. we are not acting as partisans. and what does that mean if we're going to act, that means to take concrete action. there was no agreement among the
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group as to what should happen. but there was agreement that it is important to take a public stand. right now, there is a group called the civic alliance, where companies can align. over 1,000 have already signed. we also understand that if legislators are going to vote against voting, fair voting for their citizens, maybe we should not be contributing to those legislators. >> okay. >> number two -- yeah. >> i was just going to say, clearly, there is a move potentially to pull money out of any donations to lawmakers or state legislators over the past. i think the key question is, are these ceos ready to move their headquarters? we heard the law maker in texas who wrote a restrictive voting bill there tell my colleague pamela brown, ultimately, if
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these companies don't like the policies, there are plenty of vacancies in california. are these ceos thinking of moving their headquarters? >> no, that wasn't discussed in that way. but what was discussed is that all of these states, contact companies all the time telling them why they are attractive states to do business. particularly like florida and texas. well, they should know companies will take a second look if those are states that restrict the voting rights of their employees. and we also have to implore the thousands of companies in the last election that gave paid timeoff to their employees so that they can go vote. that is a concrete action that was discussed on the call and i think you'd see more of that. >> i apologize, i don't mean to interrupt you, i apologize for the delay. i wonder what they had to say about mitch mcconnell saying
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they will face quote consequences for speaking out. >> well, what a terrible hypocrite. he's asking these companies for their money. but he's not asking these companies to abide by their fundamental purpose and their own commitment. companies across the country are diverted to diversity and inclusion. and if you are a company that stands for that and that's what you say to your employees and your customers, and then you stay silent while states are really in insidious ways limiting the ability of poor often brown and black people to vote, then are you not standing up for your own purpose and companies are devoted to their purpose and also as investors, we are committed to supporting companies that pursue their purpose.
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so mitch mcconnell is just not right, once again. >> we'll continue this conversation. i know you have actions ahead. thank you for being with us this morning. >> thank you. well, following a lot of breaking news. let's get right to it. >> announcer: this is cnn breaking news! >> welcome to our viewers in the united states and all around the world. this is "new day." i'm john berman, poppy harlow, nice to see you here this week. tensions are running high on the streets of suburban minneapolis after a fatal police shooting. it happened 10 miles from the courthouse where derek chauvin is on trial for the murder of george floyd. 20-year-old daunte wright was shot by police during a traffic stop. this happened yesterday afternoon. his mother said he called her when he was pulled over and told her he was stopped because an air fresh inner was blacking his rear view mirror. authority claimed they had an

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